The Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology

Post-Medieval Archaeology seeking new Editorial Advisory Board members

Thursday 10 December 2020

Post-Medieval Archaeology, the journal of the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology, is seeking new members for its Editorial Advisory Board. The Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology is Europe’s leading society for the study and promotion of historical archaeology, and welcomes global perspectives on the archaeology of the post-medieval world up to the present day and beyond.

Post-Medieval Archaeology is a tri-annual international journal devoted to the study of the archaeology and heritage of the post-medieval period wherever it is found in the world. The journal has always fostered a multidisciplinary approach to the past, exploiting material, textual, iconographic and scientific evidence, and engaged in the latest theoretical debates. From its origins as a journal focussed tightly on Europe between the accession of the Tudors and the first industrial porcelain manufacture in England, Post-Medieval Archaeology has expanded its scope as its readers’ interests have expanded geographically and temporally to take the post-medieval period right up to the present day. Today, the journal welcomes contributions on everything from the medieval to post-medieval transition to the archaeology of the future, and from anywhere in the world where there is an interest in the ‘long’ last half millennium, whether building on established post-medieval archaeological themes or bringing new perspectives with potential to refigure the discipline.

In line with our aims to widen our readership, diversify the journal's content, and to create a welcoming home for scholarship on the post-medieval period from around the world, this call is open to academic, professional, volunteer and amateur archaeologists at any career stage, and all others with an interest in post-medieval and historical archaeology. The role involves advising the editorial team on matters relating to the journal and its content, providing one peer review per year, and promoting the journal locally. Successful applicants will be joining an expanded Editorial Advisory Board, the existing members of which can be seen here.

Email editor@spma.org.uk for more details or to express an interest.